[Beowulf] Linux 2.4 vs 2.6 AND ia64 vs amd64

Mark Hahn hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Sun Feb 1 12:50:44 EST 2004

> M.B: Intel SE7505VB2 ATX PCI, FSB 533MHz
> Chipset: Intel 7505
> CPU: 2 pcs Intel 2,8GHz Xeon, 512kB L2 cache 533FSB
> RAM: 2GB DDR SDRAM PC2100 Reg ECC exp. till 8GB

all extremely mundane and FULLY supported.

> Graph: GeForce FX 5200 128MB

bzzt.  take it out, try again.  don't even *think* about loading the 
binary nvidia driver.

> The SMP support works fine all the way up to kernel 2.4.22 but when 
> there is stop for the XEON.

needless to say, 2.6 has been extensively tested on xeons, and it works fine.
your problem is specific to your config.

if you want help, you'll have to start by describing how it fails.

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